Early Years – Donaldson Class
In Donaldson Class our teacher is called Mrs Graves, our Nursery Nurse is called Miss McGrath, and we are also helped out by Mrs Oliver and Mrs Pepechkova.
Our Topic for this half term will start as "all about me", so that we can find out more about the things your children like to do.
Through the home visits that we have completed, we have, however, already discovered that many children have an interest in Superheroes, so we are planning to take this theme on as we continue through the half term.
We will be starting this topic by thinking about the film "The Incredibles", and we will be thinking about our favourite part of the film, and will be designing our own supeheroes.
We will then move on to thinking about other superhero stories, such as "Supertato" and "Super Daisy". We will be making our own Supertato from craft materials, and from potatoes. We will be experimenting with ice, and exploring ways to rescue frozen vegetables from their icy peril, just like Supertato.
Our role play area will be turning into a superhero rescue centre, where the children will be able to train to be a superhero; lifting weights, developing their aim and completing exercises, as well as taking phone calls to support those people that may be in need of their help.
By now you should have received your Curriculum Overview leaflet which outlines the activities that we will be completing this half term. If you have mislaid your copy of this, please speak to a member of the Early Years team.
Your celebrations and festivals...
If you will be taking part in any celebrations or festivals, please let us know, as we would very much like to celebrate these with you. If you would like to come in and talk to the class about your celebration, we would very much welcome you to do so!
Homework and Reading
Firm Foundation packs will be sent home each Friday to be returned to school no later than Wednesday. There is a labelled box for these to be collected into just inside the classroom door. If you have not signed up to receive these packs and would like to, please speak to Mrs Graves or Miss McGrath.
Reading books and phonic packs are changed every Friday, when your child will receive two books to last them for the week. Please ensure that reading books, diaries and phonic packs are kept in your child’s book bag and are brought to school every day. We tend to alternate between reading with all children in class one week, and checking tricky words the next.
Fine motor control / literacy sheets are also sent home on a Friday night, and we ask that these are completed by Wednesday at the latest. These sheets help to develop children's phonic, writing and fine motor skills.
Please click the link below to access the PowerPoint that was shown at our "Meet the teacher" evening. This PowerPoint explains what life is like for children during their time with us in Reception.
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